Since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s release in 2017, players have been in love with the Zora Prince Sidon, either shipping him with Link or simply claiming him for themselves. Unfortunately, though, Sidon has seemingly moved on from both possibilities in Tears of the Kingdom, and players aren’t happy.
Warning: This section contains story spoilers for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom!
In Tears of the Kingdom, players who enter Zora’s Domain and interact with almost any character learn that Sidon is happily engaged to Yona, a fellow Zora who supports Sidon throughout the main Zora quest. The discovery is seemingly tearing apart Sidon’s fans, who are very, very jealous of Yona.
One user’s little sister, who referred to Yona as a “puke-colored silly looking fish,” cried over Sidon’s commitment. Other users offered their condolences to Sidon simps over the earth-shattering discovery.
Some dedicated fans have even theorized that Nintendo gave Sidon a fiancee solely for the purpose of breaking up people’s shipping of Sidon with Link. Still, though, Link and Sidon’s friendship is heavily emphasized (the two are now depicted together in a statue in the center of Zora’s Domain), leading to discussions of Yona’s chemistry with Sidon.
well yona, maybe sidon’s in love with link maybe you shouldn’t be his fiance then idk just putting it out there pic.twitter.com/24xIG5Usyj
— Tirso’f the Kingdom (@tirsotanjr) May 21, 2023
In a Reddit poll asking users if Sidon was better with Yona or with Link (yes, Link won), one user even noted that they felt that Yona and Sidon have zero chemistry, and that they felt Yona was “written specifically to fuck with fans.”
Some players have resorted to denial over the news, making TikToks that imagine a world where Yona steps aside to let Link and Sidon get together.
And in a few cases, some people have taken out their anger over the pairing through in-game violence — Polygon’s social team even aimed at her with a fused arrow.
Don’t mind me, just doing target practice on Prince Sidon’s fiancée 🙃 pic.twitter.com/mniDY6ITOX
— Polygon (@Polygon) May 19, 2023
Yona might be ruining everyone’s chances with Sidon, but we still gave Tears of the Kingdom a 10 in our review, saying it is “expanding and evolving a world that already felt full beyond expectation and raising the bar ever higher into the clouds.”
And for help with everything Tears of the Kingdom, take a look at our Tears of the Kingdom Walkthrough and Guide about making your way through Hyrule. In fact, you can start here:
Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer at IGN who loves all things indie and Nintendo. Outside of IGN, they’ve contributed to sites like Polygon and Rock Paper Shotgun. Find them on Twitter: @ameliazollner